The Last Of Us is replete with favorite songs from popular culture — you can take a look at the full list below.
Gustavo Santaolalla, who wrote the music for the popular 2013 video game, also returned to write the music for the series, and also added a number of other songs.
In the series, songs from different decades imply a code: the songs of the 1960s do not mean anything new for trade, and the songs of the 1970s suggest a new inventory.
The first episode showed that the songs of the 1980s imply danger in the world of characters, and Ellie (Bella Ramsey) noted that the Wham song “Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go” was playing.
At the end of the first episode, Depeche Mode’s song “Never Let Me Down” played over the credits, hinting at the impending danger.
Take a look at the full list of songs from the series, depending on the episode in which they were performed.
Episode 1 – ‘When You’re Lost in the Darkness’
- ‘The Last Of Us (Main Title Theme)’ – Gustavo Santaolalla
- ‘Tomorrow’ – Avril Lavigne
- ‘White Flag’ – Dido
- ‘Chonophobia’ – New Oblivion
- ‘I Can’t Believe You’re Back’ – Jad Mhanna, Roy Abdallah, Carole Aoun
- ‘Never Let Me Down Again’ – Depeche Mode
Episode 2 – ‘Infected’
- ‘Hampa’ – Ari Lasso
- ‘Allowed To Be Happy’ – Gustavo Santaolalla
Check back weekly as more episodes air to see the full tracklist.
In a four-star review of the show, NME wrote: “Gamers have been burned by poorly thought-out adaptations of their favorite games before, so they were naturally skeptical. But they shouldn’t have been. The Last Of Us lacks new ideas, but when it’s that good, it can get away with it.”
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